• Broken Plastic Gutters and Downpipes? Upgrade to Aluminium

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    Broken plastic downpipe

    Sadly, broken plastic rainwater pipes and gutters are not an untypical sight.

    In this shot, firstly, we can see that this plastic rainwater pipe has been damaged, by accidental impact or vandalism.

    Secondly, we can see that the homeowner has made an attempt to rescue the situation with ugly, rusty steel brackets. 

    The result is not only unsightly, it leaves the building open to water ingress and damage.

    Plastic pipes are naturally prone to this kind of abuse and damage. We provide aluminium rainwater pipes which will not fracture in this way. 

  • England dodge the rain to win at Old Trafford

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    rose on Intercounty rainwater hopper

    More great news from Manchester: England’s cricket team turned in a fantastic performance at weekend at Lancashire’s home ground to beat India by an innings and 54 runs.  According to the weather forecast, huge quantities of rainwater brought in by the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha were expected to saturate the ground on Sunday, so it was vital to wrap the match up on Saturday, which the home side duly did.  Even a sickening injury to seam bowler Stuart Broad was not enough to dampen spirits and slow the team down, as the tourists’s second inni

  • Phew! Tameside sizzles in the heat!

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    Intercounty premises in Hyde

    At the time of writing it is around 26 degrees Celsius here in Hyde; much the same for the rest of Manchester too. That’s approaching 80 in old money (Fahrenheit). And Saturday seems set for more of the same.

    As the team at Intercounty melts in these Mediterranean conditions, the thought occurs that there’s not much rainwater to send down our aluminium gutters today; but this is a good time to get those odd jobs done – better now than in the wet and windy winter!

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